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February 15, 2018

United States
Trump’s Tax Success Is at the Expense of His Trade Agenda Trump’s Tax Success Is at the Expense of His Trade Agenda

It looks like a combination of tax cuts and spending increases will raise the U.S. fiscal deficit by about 2 percentage points of GDP (that’s the number Krugman used; Goldman’s US economics team puts…

February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.

January 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Castle Bravo Test Cyber Week in Review: January 19, 2018

This week: deterring cyberattacks with nukes, getting a foothold in China's tech market, and reauthorizing section 702. 

December 4, 2017

Southeast Asia
Pope Francis_Aung San Suu Kyi_11.28.2017 Reflecting on Pope Francis’s Trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh

There was no way that Pope Francis’s trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh last week was going to be uneventful. The trip came in the midst of a massive spasm of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State—…

November 14, 2017

Digital Policy
Robot Teaching Morality to Machines

Before giving machines a sense of morality, humans have to first define morality in a way computers can process. A difficult but not impossible task.

July 14, 2017

Turkey
TurkeyCoupAttempt First, They Came for the Gulenists

Erdogan isn’t the root of Turkey’s troubles. It’s a deep-seated cycle of repression and revenge—with no end in sight.

June 22, 2017

South Africa
South Africa's Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane South Africa's Democratic Alliance Weathers Twitter Scandal

In a period of economic challenges and political scandals, South Africa’s constitutional and democratic institutions provide an essential rudder. Among those institutions are the opposition parties, …

June 22, 2017

Canada
Labrador Patrol Exercise Canada's Military Gets More Cyber, and the Headaches That Come With It

Canada's new defense policy acknowledges for the first time that the Canadian Forces will develop an offensive cyber capability, a process fraught with challenges.

June 13, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico anti-austerity protestors Puerto Rico’s Statehood Debate

The recent vote may not advance Puerto Rican statehood, but it may focus attention on its heavy debts and exposure to upcoming U.S. health-care and budget measures.

May 26, 2017

Cybersecurity
Ke Jie faces off against Google's AlphaGo Cyber Week in Review: May 25, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Rogue Cyber State? In recent weeks, cybersecurity researchers following the digital breadcr…